Fighting fit for big contest
BORG KEEN FOR BOUT
MINCHINBURY’S Valentine Borg has his sights set on the top, fighting in Australia’s major professional boxing event at Sydney Olympic Park next month.
The 23-year-old has been training up to three hours a day for the bout.
“I work fulltime, so I get up at 5am and train for two hours, then I am back in the gym at 6pm for another hour – it gets pretty hard,” Borg said.
Borg has been training with coach Mark Grech since he was 15.
“He runs through drills with me, gives me instructions on the side of the ring – he is with me every step of the way and now we are pretty close,” Borg said.
Borg told The Standard he first took up the sport after trouble at school.
“Originally I wanted to get into boxing for fitness, I had a bit of trouble growing up in high school and was introduced to boxing as a way to calm me down,” he said.
Eight years later, Borg has bigger goals.
“I want to build a profile for myself and get my name out there – every boxer’s goal is to be the best at what they do and be a world champion,” he said.
Borg will compete at Explosive Boxing III on Saturday, March 12, where the main event will be a World Boxing Association title fight. For more details visit stickytickets.com.au.
Val Borg is on the bill of a big boxing event next month.